Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. Time-in-grade requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of this announcement. For the GS-13 level position, applicants must have held at least the GS-12 grade or higher for at least a year.
Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment Time-in-Grade Requirement
NOTE: You must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (Competitive or Excepted) and career status (career or career-conditional).
To be considered minimally qualified for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Such qualifying specialized experience must include:
· Inspecting large scale commercial grade construction work for proper use and application of construction materials and equipment;
· Interpreting and applying construction drawings, specifications, and building codes;
· Negotiating and authorizing limited contractual modifications and supplemental agreements;
· Identifying and resolving potential and existing problems that may impact safety or work progress
NOTE: Education may not be substituted for experience at the GS-13 grade level.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Ability to review design and construction plans
Ability to determine compliance with contract requirements
Ability to verify safety requirements on a construction site
Knowledge of professional engineering disciplines
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition/Contract Regulations related to administering contracts for contract services.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This work requires a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements: (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position are referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.